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Aaron Weaver promoted to CBF Director of Communications

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October 26, 2016

By Jeff Huett

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Aaron Weaver

DECATUR, Ga. — After serving as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s communications manager for four years, Aaron Weaver has been promoted to the role of communications director for the 25-year-old denominetwork.

Weaver began his new duties on Oct. 1.

In this role, Weaver serves as editor of fellowship! magazine, CBF’s award-winning bi-monthly print publication; and is responsible for the Fellowship’s web, email and social media strategies. He serves as editor of both CBF’s blog, and of the General Assembly Guidebook. He also helps develop the annual Offering for Global Missions promotional resources and leads the Fellowship’s media relations efforts.

Weaver has earned recognition in recent years from the Religions Communicators Council for excellence in public relations and for his work on fellowship! magazine and on CBF’s blog.

“Aaron’s imprint on the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is beyond measure, and I am excited to work with him in this expanded role,” said Jeff Huett, CBF’s Associate Coordinator for Communications and Advancement. “In ways that are seen and unseen to Cooperative Baptists, Aaron exudes innovation, clarity and leadership topped-off with an inspiring work ethic.”

Weaver is active across Baptist life as he serves his role with the Fellowship. He serves on the board of directors of the Baptist History and Heritage Society and is a member of the Creation Care commission and Baptist Heritage commission of the Baptist World Alliance. He is a member of Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Ga.

Weaver said he appreciates his storyteller role at CBF.

“As someone who grew in the Fellowship, it has been a privilege to share the inspiring stories of our churches, field personnel, chaplains, church starters, partners and so many more during the past four years,” Weaver said. “I look forward to continuing to tell these important missions and ministries stories and help amplify the voices of Cooperative Baptists and elevate the identity of CBF alongside an incredible team of colleagues.”

Weaver earned a Ph.D. in Religion and Politics at Baylor University’s J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies after graduating from the University of Georgia. He is the author of two books, CBF at 25: Stories of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, published in 2015; and James M. Dunn and Soul Freedom, published in 2011.

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CBF is a fellowship of Baptist Christians and churches who share a passion for the Great Commission and a commitment to Baptist principles of faith and practice. The Fellowship’s mission is to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission.

One thought on “Aaron Weaver promoted to CBF Director of Communications

  1. Right up front I want to say I’m a huge fan of Suzii and just about everything she has done at CBF, Inc. However, the one thing I really wish we would get away from is calling Cooperative Baptist Fellowship a denominetwork. Jeff and Aaron, being in the Communications business, I’m hoping you’ll see the value of getting more into the mainstream and just calling CBF a denomination. This is what the rest of the world sees CBF to be. It also simplifies the conversation with the uninitiated. My limited research shows that denominetwork is not a word in the Webster Dictionary. I understand the sentiment, and It was worth a try to coin a new word for our organizational structure, but it is just not working. After 25 years of existence, I think we can get away from worrying about using wording too close to the SBC We are a viable, alternative religious denomination, and we need to stand-up and own it. Thanks for “lending an ear” to my frustration.

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